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The Iona College women’s basketball team is the Atlantic 10 tournament champion.

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The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event. (Source: www.espn.com After leading Iona to the men's NCAA tournament in his first season as coach, Rick Pitino said after Saturday's loss he wants "no part of the so-called big-time anymore" and hopes to help the Gaels reach new heights as a program. (Source:www.espn.com))

Though they were just the No. 9 seed, Rick Pitino's Iona Gaels won the MAAC men's basketball championship on Saturday, securing a berth in the NCAA tournament in his first season at the New York school. (Source: www.espn.com It's the first week of the men's NCAA Tournament. (Source:www.espn.com w— Rick Pitino’s vagabond coaching career bathed in scandal and success brought him back to the NCAA Tournament. Asante Gist scored 18 points and Pitino took his fifth school to the tournament with Iona’s 60-51 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the... (Source:ww.espn.com)))

— Berrick JeanLouis registered 13 points and five steals as No. 9 seed Iona beat top-seeded Siena 55-52 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Conference tournament on Wednesday. (Source: www.espn.com)

Iona College has been competing in Division I basketball since the school's inception in 1940. Iona is also one of the founding members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which began play in men's basketball with the 1981–82 season. The Gaels have compiled the most victories of any MAAC team since the founding of the conference and have won a league record twelve MAAC titles (1982, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). They appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021; with the first two of those appearances coming as a member of the Metropolitan Conference and in 2012 as an at-large selection out of the MAAC. The Gaels have also been to 6 NITs, in 1982, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2014 and 2015. In 2011, the Gaels made it to the final game of the CIT post-season tournament, losing at home to Santa Clara. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Iona has gone to five consecutive NCAA Tournaments and they are the clear-cut favorite to do it again in 2022. It’s worth noting that the Gaels did not qualify for the 2020 NCAA Tournament that never was, but their dominance is undeniable. They have made nine of the last 10 MAAC Tournament Finals, winning six titles during that span. (Source: elitesportsny.com)

Fairfield was a few plays away from upsetting Iona in the MAAC Championship in March. They bring back a ton of production from last season, including Jake Wojcik and Caleb Green. Are they the first-half version of themselves that went 2-12 to start the year or the second-half team that finished 8-5 and almost made the NCAA Tournament? We lean towards the latter. (Source: elitesportsny.com)

It’s been over a decade since the MAAC had any kind of success in the NCAA Tournament. The last time a MAAC school won in the Big Dance was in 2009 when the ninth-seeded Siena Saints took down the Ohio State Buckeyes. We should also give some love to the 2008 Saints who upset Vanderbilt as a 13-seed. From 2008 to 2010, the Saints were 2-3 in the NCAA Tournament. (Source: elitesportsny.com And keeping with the theme that anything is possible, yes, there are potential challengers to Iona’s throne in the MAAC. All it takes is one bad game in the conference tournament to end a season. That’s part of the tragic beauty of mid-major conference tournaments. Juggernauts like Iona are vulnerable. (Source:elitesportsny.com))

Favorite 12 vs. 5 upset? Who is Cinderella? Who is going home early? Our experts predict the 2021 NCAA Tournament (Source: theathletic.com Anyone can upset anyone in an NCAA Tournament game. But after more than a decade and nothing to show for it, we have to wonder when it will happen again for the MAAC? (Source:elitesportsny.com tOur staff also say which player they wish they could have on their team for the NCAA Tournament. (Source:heathletic.com)))

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is such a big deal that one picks column is not enough to cover it. So even as the first full day of the tourney gets underway, your fearless forecaster already has his eyes on Friday’s slate. We are wall-to-wall with my precious prescience for 48 glorious... (Source: theathletic.com)

Here's a primer of what to watch for these next few days as March Madness kicks off in grand fashion with these six conference tournaments. (Source: theathletic.com Below are breakdowns of every team in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament that you should find helpful, whether you’re filling out a bracket or getting ready for your team’s first game. Opponent: No. 16 Iona When: Friday in Columbus, Ohio Record: 27-6 (16-2 ACC) How they got here:... (Source:theathletic.com))

The NCAA Tournament is a beautiful event. It gives spectators drama, excitement, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. In equal amounts though, it gives us terrific, competitive matchups between NBA Draft prospects. This NCAA Tournament field did not disappoint, as the first round has... (Source: theathletic.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so your most wonderful prognosticator is here to help you navigate the churning waters ahead. I finished the regular season 10 games over .500, and I intend to ride that momentum as I pick every game in the NCAA Tournament. As always, these picks should... (Source:theathletic.com))

The most significant conference tourney result in the country Thursday took place not at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center or T-Mobile Arena. It actually occurred at the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility, where Conference USA is holding its tournament and where top seed Middle Tennessee... (Source: theathletic.com When the dust settled on the 2018 NCAA Tournament field, only 11 teams that were ranked in the final mid-major top 25 qualified for the Big Dance. Now it’s time to get to know the 25 teams hoping to become this year’s Cinderella story. The following teams are organized not by... (Source:theathletic.com))

 

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